About Canada

Canada is a country that adopts federal system, constitutional monarchy, and parliamentary system. It comprises ten provinces and three regions. The political system of Canada is a parliamentary system under constitutional monarchy and implements separation of powers. The legislative power, judicial power, and administrative power originate from the Canadian monarchy. The current monarch is Queen Elizabeth II. She is also the Queen of other 15 independent British Commonwealth nations and Head of the British Commonwealth.

 

The area of Canada’s territory reaches 9,980,000 square kilometers. It is the second largest country in the world but population density ranks last eighth in the world.

 

Canada is well known as "Maple Leaf Country". 80% of maple syrup is produced in Canada, and 91% of the maple syrup in Canada is produced in Quebec. Other provinces producing maple syrup also include Ontario, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Nova Scotia. The world-famous maple syrup has become an important part of Canadian cultural identity.

 

According to the findings of the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the education level of Canada is the highest in the world, and more than half of Canadians have received higher education.

Capital

Ottawa

Official language

English and French

Population

Approximately 37 millions

Currency

Canadian Dollar(CAD)

Voltage

AC 120V, 60Hz

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Time difference between Canada and Hong Kong

Canadian territory

Winter time (November-March)

Summer time (April-October)

Eastern time zone

Toronto, Montreal

13 hours behind Hong Kong

12 hours behind Hong Kong

Central time zone

Winnipeg

14 hours behind Hong Kong

13 hours behind Hong Kong

Pacific time zone

Vancouver

16 hours behind Hong Kong

15 hours behind Hong Kong

Why choose Canada?

Four Distinct Seasons

Canada is a country that has abundant sunshine with four distinct seasons. The Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) announced the Livability Ranking 2017. Canada has three cities entering the top ten, namely Vancouver, Toronto and Calgary, ranking third, fourth and fifth, respectively.

Perfect Welfare System

Elderly people aged over 65 years can enjoy free prescribed drugs and medical services. There is also “Child Tax Benefit,” which is a monthly subsidy receivable by children from birth to age 18. The amount is based on their parents' income for the previous year. In addition, there is also 12 years of free education. The benefits of citizens include Old Age Security Pension, Canadian Pension Plan, unemployment insurance, income security allowance, spouse allowance and more.

Low Crime Rate

Owing to various factors such as a simple population structure, enhanced security supported by police, and improved social and economic conditions, the U.S. Institute of Economy and Peace released the Global Peace Index reported that Canada is ranked 8th among the 163 countries. It is the safest country in North America and Latin America.

Diversified Tradition

Most Canadians themselves are either immigrants or the second generation of migrants. They come from different ethnic groups, races, religions, and histories which contribute to the characteristics of social diversity in Canada. The government encourages Canadians to be proud of their language, religion and culture, and to preserve and promote their customs and traditions.

Perfect Education System

In Canada, students are under statutory obligation to receive their school education from primary to grade 12 in public or private schools. After graduating from high school, students do not require to participate in public examinations to be admitted to university. Its high-quality education system enables graduates to receive internationally recognized degrees and certificates whom can obtain opportunities for further studies and employment anywhere in the world.

Canadian universities are basically funded by the government. In any province and region, universities have sufficient resources to maintain high-quality administration and education while maintaining a high degree of academic autonomy.

In Canada, there are more than 90 universities, among which over 90% are public. Generally speaking, 92% of the places for enrolled students in every university are reserved for local students each year. The six most famous universities in Canada can rank among the top 100 global rankings, namely, the University of Toronto, McGill University and University of British Columbia, etc.